Manu Center - For whole person wellbeing

Counselling and Psychotherapy

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy

“Therapy is not a matter of doing something to individuals, or of inducing them to do something about themselves. It is instead a matter of freeing them for normal growth and development, of removing obstacles so that they can again move forward.” Carl Rogers

Counselling and Psychotherapy provide a confidential and therapeutic space in which difficult issues can be explored and resolved. It can also be used for personal development and decision making.

Counselling at the Manu Centre can be short or long term, depending on the needs and wishes of the client. Short term work is usually 6-12 sessions, but can be shorter or longer. Psychotherapy is longer term work, and can be up to a year or more. Some complex issues are likely to need longer term work, and if this is this case, your therapist will let you know.

It is like setting out on a journey with a navigator at your side helping you to see the signposts so that you can make choices about which direction you want to go.

Different therapists use different approaches, and are willing to discuss their approach with you.

The overall ethos of the Manu Centre is Person-Centred, where each person is valued for who they are and supported to be all that they can be.

Couple counselling is available for opposite-sex and same-sex relationships.

Counselling for children is also available

EMDR [eye movement dessentisation reprocessing] can be offered for post traumatic stress and for anxiety.

Counselling in French or Spanish available

The benefits

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you with:

  • loss and bereavement
  • coping with change
  • depression
  • stress and anxiety
  • physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • eating disorders
  • low self esteem
  • relationship and family difficulties
  • addictions
  • post-traumatic stress
  • adjusting to unexpected illness or disability
  • unwanted pregnancy
  • isolation and loneliness

The Manu Centre offers a professional counselling service where all the therapists are all fully qualified to diploma level and are either BACP Accredited or of similar level of competence, working towards accreditation. They work to the BACP ethical framework.


Depend on the Counsellor and range from £30-£50 per hour. Some counsellors hold spaces for lower cost counselling.

Professional membership and accreditations

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy